By Al Zipsie

It's week six of the NUIC and here are the Stateline Sports Hub media picks.

In the NUIC North Friday. The best matchup is Du/Pec (4-1) at Stockton (3-2). Dakota is at East Dubuque. Both are 2-3 and need a win to help playoff hopes. Orangeville will see how they stack up at Lena-Winslow.

Two games in the NUIC are pitting winless teams, in a crossover Amboy is at Galena. In the South A/FC is at Milledgeville. Two teams will notch first win, while the other two will remain winless. The best South match up has unbeaten Forreston hosting West Carroll (4-1) who is hoping to prove they are for real. And Aquin is at E/PC, who wants to prove themselves and get a must-win.

Stateline Sports Hub. Media pIcks.

33-2. Scott Leber. WTVO TV. Stockton, Dakota, Lena Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

33-2. Kyle Kampmier. NUIC Football Fanatics/Freeport Journal Standard. Du/Pec, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

32-3. Matt Trowbridge. Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal Standard. Stockton,Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

31-4. Terry Werntz. Former Dakota and Freeport coach. Stockton, Dakota, Lena Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

31-4. Derrick Mason. Townsquare Media. Du/Pec, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

31-4. Cody Cutter. Sauk Valley News. Du/Pec, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, E/PC.

30-5. Joe Dredge. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub. Du/Pec, Dakota, Galena, Lena-Winslow,  Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin

29-6. Mike Buda. WIFR TV. Stockton, Dakota, Lena Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

28-7. Pete Leinweber. Deep Dish Football. Du/Pec, Dakota, Lena Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

27-8. Tim O'Hallaran. Publisher Edgy Tim. Stockton, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

27-8. Al Zipsie. Stateline Sports Hub. Du/Pec, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Galena, Milledgeville, Forreston, Aquin.

Unanimous games by the panel are Lena-Winslow, Forreston, Dakota and Milledgeville, and Galena to get their first win of the season.

All but one has Aquin over E/PC. The best matchup of the week is Du/Pec over Stockton by a 6-5 margin.